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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Cadre

An ex-army sergeant promotes himself to General and plans revenge against President Grant by putting mind control crystals into convicted criminals... and Jim tries to infiltrate his organization.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x26
Production Number: 3224-0326
Airdate: Friday March 24th, 1967

Director: Leon Benson
Writer: Digby Wolfe

Guest Stars
Don GordonDon Gordon
As General Trask (General Titus Trask)

Co-Guest Stars
Richard JaeckelRichard Jaeckel
As Sergeant Stryker
Ken DrakeKen Drake
As Professor Frimm
Tol AveryTol Avery
As Warden Primwick
Vince HowardVince Howard
As Ralph Kleed
Sheilah WellsSheilah Wells
As Josephine

Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Mounted Soldier #1
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


Jim arrives at the territorial prison and the lame Warden Primwick admits that he is as much a prisoner as his prisoners. He assures Jim that prisoner Ralph Kleed will die on the gallows within the hour. The agent notes that Kleed’s threats against the President have made him a greater danger than many, and that there has been a recent outbreak of prison escapes as part of some great conspiracy. Primwick insists that no one escapes from his prison and calls Kleed to his office to make a final statement. Kleed knows who Jim is and tells Primwick that he’s going to apologize and set him free. The warden assumes that Kleed has gone mad, but Jim isn’t so sure...

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Episode Notes
Filming location: Bronson Canyon, California

Corner slides:
Upper Left: Artie applies a mustache disguise.
Lower Left: Stryker learns Jim's true identity.
Upper Right: Jim strapped to a rack as Frimm prepares to implant a fraconium crystal.
Lower Right: The Wanderer departs.

Episode Quotes
Ralph Kleed: Well, if it ain’t the great James West. The secretest secret agent of them all.

James: Looks like an interesting game.
General Trask: The only game worth the candle.
James: Object is?
General Trask: To survive.
James: Looks like our friend out there just might make it.
General Trask: No, he won't. All he has is fear and the fleetness of foot that fear brings. That's not enough.

General Trask: You don't know how happy I am to see that you're still alive.
James: Well, it's unanimous, sir. It seems that I've lost my shirt and somehow gotten my wrists wedged into these straps.
General Trask: Oh, that's unfortunate, Mr. Storch. Or should I say... West?
James: I see Mr. Kleed survived. I knew he was a mass murderer, but I'm disappointed. I didn't know he was a blabbermouth.

Professor Frimm: The operation, you will be happy to know, is quite a simple one. It consists basically of a hole drilled into your skull.
James: Oh, for a while I thought it might be complicated.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingEdward F. Rhine
Music SupervisorMorton Stevens
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Film EditorAlan Jaggs
Assistant DirectorMike Moder
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
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